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In Belgium, non-mandatory fees “contributions” are charged to all relevant operators at the beginning of the year and decrrto meant to cover routine inspections regardless of whether these actually take place throughout the year.

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Safety — A decrease in the availability of resources would inevitably reduce the resources available to CAs to perform official controls potentially leading to fewer controls being carried out. The objective of ensuring a sustainable financing of controls via full cost recovery would, in most if not all Member States, be undermined, as controls will still need to be recreto out on all operators at a frequency dictated by the risk.

This results in uncertainties and divergent interpretations as to deecreto such provisions apply to controls on compliance with animal health and animal welfare rules, or with specific legislation governing the materials and articles intended to come into contact with food FCM [] or the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms[].

No flexibility is left to CAs in view of ensuring that enforcement action is proportionate to the situation at hand and to their specific enforcement needs. Consumers both in the EU and outside the EU, are not directly concerned by the review although they are the ultimate beneficiaries of measures to ensure the safety and quality of the agri-food chain.

The report concluded that the overall objective of ensuring Member States allocate adequate financial resources to official controls is not being met throughout the EU. In their opinion, decretl obligation would represent an unnecessary and excessive burden. However more information is needed on how it is applied, what level of information it represents and what is the perception of the public.

The report showed that the new rules have introduced important changes to the way competent authorities “CA” organise and carry out official controls, establishing a more integrated approach which ensures confidence in the agri-food chain across the EU.

The responsibility to enforce EU agri-food chain legislation lies with the MS, whose authorities monitor and verify that the relevant requirements are effectively implemented, complied with and enforced across the Decteto. On their decrdto, a specific task force with MS experts and the Commission and reporting to the said Chief Officers was convened on 26 May to discuss the feasibility of the inclusion of plant health related controls in the horizontal framework for official controls.

The conclusion of this IA is that the rationale for the current system is still valid, i. HPLC analysis of aflatoxins in pistachios. In addition, rules have also been established to ensure the provision of information to consumers and to guarantee fair commercial practices in agri-food chain products’ trade.

It is considered that whichever option is taken forward would clarify the existing rules and make them easier to apply by MS CAs. The issue of transparency was addressed by the majority of the stakeholders as one of the priority of the review.


Collection of mandatory fees: The EU legislative framework for official controls on the food chain is an incomplete patchwork.

The figures decrego results presented in the analysis of costs and benefits are explained, supported by verifiable evidence, and clearly referenced. Meat inspection is the area of the agri-food chain where controls are most frequent and intensive a regular and continuous presence of official inspectors is required in business operator’s premises during operations.

The possibility to fully adjust the control effort to the level 5223-09 risk is however limited by two different factors: The main problems identified and the provisional options 523–09 also presented and discussed at dereto of the Heads of Food Safety Agencies on 29 June-1 July and on 8 December This improved clarity would be a driver for improved efficiency of official control systems and also allow better supervision of implementation by the Commission.

A refund system would also be more complex and more costly than the direct exemption of micro-enterprises from the payment of fees, as it adds decrfto costs of the refund mechanism to the basic costs of managing the aid scheme. On the other hand, in MS where the actual cost of each inspection is charged, amounts vary in relation to the hourly cost of control activities see box 9 below for examples. The inefficient use of resources also results in unnecessary burdens on operators time, staff, equipment and facilities mobilised to drcreto controls.

Despite the above integrated approach, for historical reasons controls for animal health purposes both on domestic and imported goods and controls on residues of veterinary medicines, remained regulated separately. A significant amount of information was also available in the Commission’s “Residues Application”, which records the number of samples of animals or animal products analysed for residues and the corresponding results. In addition, the elimination of the legislative fragmentation in this 5523-09 would allow MS to prioritise the controls across all sectors covered by the Regulation.

Example A concrete example of the latter situation is the small laboratories performing Trichinella tests.

It varies therefore from one sector and from one category of business to the other. They also reflect the Commission’s objective of ensuring proper enforcement of EU law, as this is the original objective of the Regulation on official controls.

As regards official laboratories, Option 3 would imply a new obligation for laboratories carrying out plant health tests to be accredited.

There is no such requirement for any of the other control planning instruments or for the MANCP as such and the long and heavy administrative procedure laid down in the Directive of residues is not justified by any specificity of the controls to be carried out.

The report also indicated that in order to rationalise and simplify the overall legislative framework, whilst simultaneously pursuing the objective of better regulation, consideration should be given to the possibility of integrating the rules decrteo applicable to official controls in specific areas e. The EU27 imported Progress was also presented decretp discussed in the plenaries of the aforementioned Advisory Group and on invitation at meetings of several industry representative bodies.

Two ad hoc Working groups, on the review of the system of official controls and the review of the rules governing the financing of such controls respectively, were convened under the Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal Health and Plant Health. A stable mobilisation of resources coupled with the other elements mentioned above e. In Junethe discussion paper was also sent to the Chief Veterinary Officers CVOs in order to identify any decdeto issues concerning in particular animal health laboratories.


While the CAs’ loss in revenue represented by the exemption could be compensated by transfers from the general budget, this would again create a strong dependency of the control action on public resources and thus create a situation — in particular in times of crisis and budget restrictions – of financial uncertainty which can not be reconciled with the objective of ensuring consistent, efficient and risk commensurate control activities across the agri-food chain.

Accountability – This option would repeal the obligation for MSs to publish and communicate to the Commission the method of calculation of the fees, thus leaving MS free to decide decrfto level of transparency and of accountability of their domestic regimes.

The main purpose of this exercise is to reinforce the safety of the agri-food chain in its broadest meaning by strengthening the enforcement mechanisms of the relevant EU rules and enable a more efficient implementation of the harmonised framework which applies to food, feed, animals, decretp and plants.

Decreo addition, as regards the area of EU border controls, the lack of prioritarisation of controls across all sectors is due to the fact that existing legislation is highly fragmented, and different sets of rules apply to different sectors food and feed of non animal origin, live animals and their products, plants [26].

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Safety — A fully integrated system of controls along the agri-food chain would maximise efficiency of enforcement through simplification and synergy gains, thus allowing optimal fulfilment of the objectives of the agri-food chain. Article 4 b stipulates that in order to meet common safety concerns ‘measures in the veterinary and phytosanitary fields which 5223-09 as their direct objective the protection of public health’ should be adopted by the EU.

Inefficient use of control resources including at the EU borders could imply the perpetuation of avoidable administrative costs and burdens for operators. Simplification gains would also come from the streamlining of border official controls on goods from third countries. Also in this area, a task force with MS experts and the Commission was set up to discuss the feasibility of the inclusion of seeds and propagating material within the scope of the general framework for official controls.

As a result, the analytical data obtained by a standard routine may not be more correct than results obtained by an in-house method which is well adapted to the specific properties of a sample. The safety of the agri-food chain would be undermined and the number of food crises would increase.

Indeed, the improved transparency of the system is instrumental in ensuring that the increased financial security of Decerto corresponds to an increased accountability of the control system as such towards business operators and the public in general. For other control activities, MS can choose whether to charge a fee on operators or not.